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New York State Police in Ithaca are searching for Julian Jones. He's wanted for criminal trespassing after failing to appear in Ithaca Town Court following a 2019 arrest for allegedly entering an  apartment through a window then breaking several items inside in Ithaca. He has been described …

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Common Council held a special meeting on Jan. 15 to discuss the results of a citywide employee engagement survey conducted last year. The survey asked a series of questions about employees' thoughts across eight categories ranging from customer service to the overall work environment. It als…

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The famed Code Red Robotics team from Ithaca High School is gearing up for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Competition once again this year. The team is being led by Sara Xin with numerous other students working on elements of the robot such as design, s…

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The Ithaca Police Department has established a new position of LGBTQ Liaison, which will have an officer work with Ithaca’s LGBTQ community by establishing an ongoing dialogue. Chief Nayor has appointed Officer Mary Orsaio to the role. She sat down for an interview about her new role in IPD …

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Ithaca Police Officer Christine Barksdale, who's at the center of the recent announcement by the City of Ithaca regarding a decade of "deeply troubling" investigatory failures in IPD's Investigations Division, filed a New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) complaint early last year al…

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Starting on January 19, TCAT’s winter-spring service will go into effect with primarily minor changes and a return to full operations following reduced service during the holiday break. This new schedule will remain in place until May 23. Passengers are advised to check online or printed sch…

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The City of Ithaca’s Common Council voted to allow the sculpture Anthropocene to be built in Baker Park with a vote of 6-3. However, the other proposed sculpture, Tompkins Giant No. 1 (pictured above) failed to pass council after a vote of 5-4, with Alderperson Stephen Smith absent from the …

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The Dryden Town Council announced at its regular business meeting on Dec. 19 that the town received a total of $705,636 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The grant was part of the 2019 Regional Economic Development Council Awards and will be used t…

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Local political organizer and former lawyer Leslie Danks Burke, of Horseheads, has announced her intention to seek the New York State Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Tom O’Mara, representing the 58th state district. She will vie for the Democratic nomination. 

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The Ulysses Town Planning Board gave site plan approval for a new Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services 25-bed residential building at a meeting of the Planning Board Dec. 17 at Ulysses Town Hall, where no members of the public showed up to voice any conners about the project. 

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When a 4-year-old boy was screened at the Finger Lakes Region Lion’s Club Children’s Vision Screening project, his family was thrilled when he put on his first pair of glasses.  He looked up in amazement at his mother while holding her hand. “Mommy, I can see your face!”  Rich Shaff, longtim…

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Due to a storm sewer collapse, Elm Street, between Floral Avenue and Chestnut Street will be closed for two months due to construction. There are no interruptions to water service in the area expected for the foreseeable future. Instead of Elm Street, vehicles can detour around the construct…

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Update: The attack on a police officer early Saturday morning was a "random, unprovoked act of extreme violence," Chief Dennis Nayor of the Ithaca Police Department said at a press conference Saturday afternoon. The assailant's name was Michael Decastro, 57, of Ithaca. The weapon of the alle…